Cherry Apartment, Ipoh
Cherry Apartment is a freehold low cost apartment located in the state of Ipoh. It is located within the city itself at only 5 minutes away from the city centre, surrounded by other housing developments and much amenities. It is located at approximately 15 minutes away from the local airport Lapangan Terbang Sultan Azlan Shah.
Cherry Apartment is a low cost walk up apartment consisting of 384 units housed within four blocks. Density is quite reasonable at 24 units to a floor. Each unit has an average built-up of 750 sf which houses 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. These homes that are mostly wanted for their excellent location are priced at an average of RM70,000 per unit.
One of the other benefits of owning a unit at Cherry Apartment besides its central location is the fact that as it is one of the older developments, the units are usually partially furnished. The units for sale usually come with already furnished kitchens with built-in kitchen cabinets, hoods and hobs, while light and fan fixtures and sanitary ware are already up and running.
Being a low cost development, Cherry Apartment does not offer much in terms of facilities. Located within the grounds of the development is a mini mart, while available to tenants are open air parking lots. There is no visitor parking, a rule that is enforced by the 24-hour security.
Residents of Cherry Apartment enjoy good accessibility to many amenities such as shopping malls, with the closest being Ipoh Parade that is only 10 minutes away. Schools are abundant in the area, while banks are also aplenty with a few being within walking distance of the apartments. The closest medical centre is the Ipoh Hospital 10 minutes away.
There are many main trunk roads that connect Cherry Apartment to town such as Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab. Exit to the North - South Highway is also fairly convenient as the entry point is less than 10 minutes away. Public transportation is also fairly convenient with the nearest bus stop about 3 minutes away only.
Residents of Cherry Apartment in Ipoh enjoy particularly good traffic flow throughout the day, an advantage of being located in a small town with very low population. Traffic does slow down perceptibly during peak hours, but gets nowhere close to bad with traffic still steadily moving.
The residents do however have their own complaints, as parking lots within the grounds of Cherry Apartment are highly insufficient. Within Block A and Block itself are a total of 192 residential units, but there are only 119 parking lots. Instead of rectifying the problem, the developer then attempted to force residents to purchase parking stickers on a yearly basis, catching many residents unawares and resulting in a scuffle that ended only after policed intervention.
The developer since then relaxed the ruling, although many mutinous memories of it still remain with the residents of Cherry Apartment. Despite its excellent location, many investors do not deem it to be a good investment mostly because it is a low cost development. Aside from that, there are many new housing developments in place that would make much better investments.